Manubrium-sparing sternotomy and off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in patients with tracheal stoma

Marco Ricci, Tomas A. Salerno, James P. Houck

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The presence of a tracheal stoma in patients with previous total laryngectomy who require cardiac operations is associated with an increased risk of wound complications and tracheal injuries when a full sternotomy is used. The aim of this report is to describe a technique of manubrium-sparing sternotomy, which can be used in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)679-680
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 6 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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